Definition of "locker" []

  • One that locks: a locker of windows and doors. (noun)
  • A small, usually metal compartment that can be locked, especially one at a gymnasium or public place for the safekeeping of clothing and valuables. (noun)
  • A flat trunk for storage. (noun)
  • A heavily insulated refrigerated cabinet, compartment, or room for storing frozen foods. (noun)
  • A small compartment or drawer that may be locked, as one of several in a gymnasium, etc, for clothes and valuables (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • A person or thing that locks (noun)
  • A refrigerated compartment for keeping frozen foods, esp one rented in an establishment (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "locker" in a sentence
  • "High school as American exceptionalism in the bang of a locker is a fetching idea, but unfortunately, Milner's specialty is pecking orders: his best-known work, Status and Sacredness (1994), examined India's caste system."
  • "Before he executed this duty, however, the unfortunate man opened what he called a locker -- what a housewife would term a cupboard -- and fortified his nerves with a strong draught of pure Nantes; a liquor that no hostilities, custom-house duties, or national antipathies, has ever been able to bring into general disrepute in the British Islands."
  • "Last Hero, do you like hanging out in locker rooms full of naked and sweaty male bodies?"